Too Fat to be Happy

Peggy Bacon, American, 1895 - 1987


not dated

Black crayon on thin wove paper (torn from a pad)

Sheet: 14 × 9 5/8 in. (35.5 × 24.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower right: Peggy Bacon-; Inscribed, lower center: Too Fat to be happy-

Exhibition History

Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-June 21, 1992.

Publication History

Barbara MacAdam, "Picturing New York: Images of the City,1890-1955", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1992, no.6.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 226.


Helen Farr Sloan (1911-2005), date unknown; given to present collection, 1952.

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